After 36 years with the Town of Waxhaw, Bonnie McManus will retire in September from being the town clerk
Superior Court Judge Lucy Inman denied the motion for a preliminary injunction against the redistricting plan Wednesday.
Kevin Hicks, 43, of Monroe, and former Boggs Paving CFO was charged last year with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Department of Transportation and one count money laundering conspiracy after an investigation by the FBI, USDOT and the Internal Revenue Service.
Hicks is one of the eight defendants charged in relation to a $87 million fraud scheme involving government-funded construction projects. Hicks pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and one count of money laundering conspiracy.
The N.C. Department of Commerce, Office of Urban Development has announced that 20 North Carolina communities have achieved accreditation from the National Main Street Center for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs, which have demonstrated exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach.
Monroe, Weddington, Porter Ridge and Cuthbertson will play four teams from outside Union County in a two-day event slated for September of 2015. The Redhawks' administration is hoping to make it an annual event.
Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder enters his senior season at Duke with 198 career catches. Crowder was one of five players who received at least one vote for preseason player of the year in the league.
The Carolina Panthers will kick off their preseason training camp at Bank of America Stadium with a Fan Fest on Friday starting at 6:30 before heading to Wofford College on Saturday.
Weddington High allowed a county-low 9.4 points per game last season, helping the Warriors win a school-record 11 games. Senior Jack Jenkins is one of the six returning starters on Weddington's defense, and he says the unit can be just as good, if not better, in 2014.
And here we come full circle, fellow foodies. I began writing this column one year ago this week. My goals: To learn more about cooking and to share my education with you.
The 4th of July Parade was wonderful. It was fun!
Each season we have the opportunity to experience the fresh and vibrant flavors of locally grown items that we only have available in dried, frozen or canned form or that has travelled across countries and continents in the off-season. Now is the time of year to discover the true taste of garlic that is fresh.
Kielbasa is a wonderful food. It’s reasonably priced and good all year round. It adds a depth of flavor to many dishes and doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of the meal to make a great contribution.
Medicare bidding system is broken
Congress has done little good
When words and intent diverge
America may die very soon
What are lawmakers thinking?
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.